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Complete coverage of Texas' record heat wave of 2011

Monday, Sep 19, 2011

"Hay for Horses"

"Hay for Horses"

The Stockyards Championship Rodeo is wrangling in help for local farmers.

Monday, Sep 19, 2011

Stockyards Rodeo Hosts Hay Drive

Stockyards Rodeo Hosts Hay Drive

Stockyards Championship Rodeo announced a hay drive for drought- and wildfire-affected animals.

Friday, Sep 16, 2011

Drought Devastates Crops

Drought Devastates Crops

Local farmers are feeling the effects of the drought.

Friday, Sep 16, 2011

Rain Just a Tease for Farmers

Rain Just a Tease for Farmers

This week's rainfall was just enough to tease North Texas farmers and ranchers.

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011

Stage 3 Water Restrictions Imminent

Stage 3 Water Restrictions Imminent

The North Texas Municipal Water District will ask for Stage 3 restrictions and also wants to start pumping from Lake Texoma.

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011

Drought Leads to Early Fall Foliage

Drought Leads to Early Fall Foliage

Hot and dry summer conditions have led to a fall staple, the changing of the colors on trees. However, some are dying.

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011

Man Hawks Heat Wave 2011 T-Shirt

Man Hawks Heat Wave 2011 T-Shirt

Yet another out-of-work North Texan grabs the bootstraps and pulls.

Monday, Sep 12, 2011

Triple Digit Heat Returns, Ties Record

Triple Digit Heat Returns, Ties Record

North Texas has now tied the 1980 record for the most 100-degree days in a year.

Monday, Sep 12, 2011

Louisiana Governor Endorses Perry

Louisiana Governor Endorses Perry

Gov. Bobby Jindal says Gov. Rick Perry is "the candidate who can lead our party to victory in 2012."

Monday, Sep 12, 2011

Triple-Digit Heat Is Back

Triple-Digit Heat Is Back

Triple-digit heat kept many people indoors Monday.

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Shots Fired at Dallas PD South Central Station
Shots Fired at Dallas PD South Central Station

Dallas police said someone shot multiple rounds at the South Central Patrol substation.

New DNC Chief Faces a Divided Party, Plus Trump
New DNC Chief Faces a Divided Party, Plus Trump

When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison accepted on the spot and two men stood together, smiling like a national ticket at a presidential nominating convention. Members of the Democratic National Committee cheered wildly at their gathering in Atlanta on Saturday, forgetting the competitive race that took two rounds of voting — unprecedented in recent memory for either major party.

Actor Bill Paxton Dead at 61 Due to Surgery Complications
Actor Bill Paxton Dead at 61 Due to Surgery Complications

Actor Bill Paxton died Saturday due to complications from surgery, a representative of his family told NBC News in a statement. He was 61. Paxton was known for his roles in Hollywood blockbusters like "Twister" and "Apollo 13." "It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery," a family representative told NBC News in a statement. "A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker."

Transgender Wrestler Mack Beggs Wins State Championship
Transgender Wrestler Mack Beggs Wins State Championship

A 17-year-old transgender boy completed an undefeated season Saturday by winning a controversial Texas state girls wrestling title in an event clouded by criticism from those who believe the testosterone he's taking as he transitions from female to male created an unfair advantage. The family of Mack Beggs has said he would rather be wrestling boys, but state policy calls for students to wrestle against the gender listed on their birth certificates. So the junior from Euless Trinity beat Chelsea Sanchez 12-2 in the 110-pound weight class to improve to 56-0 and earn the championship.